Somalia’s Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Haire, says 110 people have died from hunger in a single region in he past 48 hours amid a severe drought.
The figure for the South-Western Bay region is the first official death toll announced during the crisis.
The full impact of the drought on the country is still unknown.
Humanitarian groups fear a full-brown famine will follow.
Currently, almost three million people in Somalia faced food insecurity.
Local news outlet Alldhacdo reported dozens of death due to cholera in the town of Awdinle, also in the Bay region.
The disease is often spread due to lack of clean drinking water.
The BBC reports that Somalia President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, declared the drought a national disaster on Tuesday.

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